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CRIA's proposal is to build a Social Technology that creates conditions for the full and healthy development of motherhood and early childhood, focusing on small and remote communities. The project began in 2023 and the development of the pilot experience and reapplication test is expected to be carried out over a period of 5 years, from 2023 to 2027.

 Current Status

CRIA is currently in a phase of consolidating the first components of the methodology, which has been built with the participation of four teenagers from the Pedra Furada community, which serves as the project's pilot. In 2023, the initiative focused on building the methodology for the work of Adolescent Health Agents (ASA) and Child Development Agents (ADI) and on systematizing methodologies on breastfeeding, Shantala and the use of medicinal plants for the simplest cases. At the end of 2023, we began the construction of the first module of CRIA Space, in this case the unit to care for children and assist parents and guardians, in training and engagement processes. 

The next steps include the inauguration of this first module of CRIA Space and the construction of the digital and health (via telemedicine) community support module. Within this scope, it will also be a priority in 2024 to train young people and adolescents to operate as community support, reapply the ASA experience, implement an ADI program, in order to support a sustainable parenting program model in more vulnerable contexts, design and implement planning, management and psychological support for young people and adolescents in the CRIA Space. 


CRIA is the most complex project in the history of The Human Project, but also the most important. 

The development of CRIA began in 2022, in an exploratory phase, focusing on a small village, in this case Pedra Furada, where there are only 69 households. In that year our objective was to understand the complexity and multifactorial scenario inherent to the challenge of early childhood, which involves problems related to gender violence, unplanned pregnancies, very low family income, lack of basic health care for women and children, negative parenting, among other aspects. 

These activities were carried out within the community, through conversation circles and dynamics covering topics such as the child's rhythm and routine, prenatal care, childbirth, Shantala, food safety, yoga, breathing and stretching exercises, developmental milestones childhood, importance of playing, breastfeeding, emotions and challenges in family relationships, parenting, postpartum depression, rights of pregnant women and family members, self-esteem, bullying and mental health in childhood. At the end of the year, the participants' maturity was observed in understanding the topics covered and in appropriating the Social Technology goals. In 2023, CRIA consolidated its methodology with four teenagers from the community, and through a sequence of meetings that addressed essential topics related to positive parenting, encompassing health and education, with emphasis on training for the Adolescent Health Agent (ASA) and the Child Development Agent (ADI), the latter developed in partnership with Social Technology Synapse EI. Additionally, the initiative created support materials such as the Shantala Manual, the Medicinal Plants Material, the Breastfeeding Game and Pedagogical Tools for Child Development. At the same time, construction began on CRIA Space, a place designed to offer support for community activities developed by the Social Technology, in partnership with the local population.



1 village served (pilot) 

teenagers participating in the construction of social technology

people participating in conversation circles, workshops and workshops

indirect beneficiaries

Material resources

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Shantala's Handbook

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Medicinal Plant Material 


Interaction with others projects

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